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March 2015

  • March 17, 2015 Beau Timken

    March Gladness

    Welcome to the 127th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this revealing edition get ready to take a sake acid trip, then check out Ten sakes that make serious acidity plays, learn about a sake that all sakes drinkers should...

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  • March 17, 2015 Beau Timken

    Sake Sensations: The Acid Trip!

    I say it often. Actually, I say it a lot! When speaking about the “benefits’ or positive attributes of sake I usually say that sake has “1/3rd the acidity of wine.” This is a good thing. Especially for those folks...

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  • March 17, 2015 Beau Timken

    Sake Bar – True Sake Is Opening Its First Sake Bar!

    Well the subtle teasing continues. After almost 13 years of talking you into bottles of sake, aren’t you ready to taste your way around the sake universe with friends who you trust? We have dedicated ourselves to making sake exploration...

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  • March 17, 2015 Beau Timken

    “Beau-Zone” Layer – Ichinokura “Mukansa Chokarakuchi”

    “Beau-Zone” Layer – Ichinokura “Mukansa Chokarakuchi”From Miyagi Prefecture. Honjozo SMV: +10 Acidity: 1.3 I have selected this sake to honor and remember the people who lost their lives in the great Tohoku earthquake on March 11th 2011. This brewery was damaged by...

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  • March 17, 2015 Beau Timken

    New Store Arrivals

    Koshinohomare Shiboritate"Pride of Niigata"From Niigata PrefectureSMV: +3.5 Acidity: 1.7$30/720ml Harushika Shiboribana"Spring Deer"From Nara PrefectureSMV: +0.5 Acidity: 1.7$35/720ml Kamikokoro Toukagen"Heart of God"From Okayama PrefectureSMV: -8 Acidity: 1.5$35/720ml Gokyo ArabashiriFrom Yamaguchi PrefectureSMV: +4.5 Acidity: 1.3$40/720ml Ichinokura Mukansa ChokarakuchiFrom Miyagi PrefectureSMV: +10 Acidity:...

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  • March 17, 2015 Beau Timken

    Sake Images – is now #truesake on Instagram

    So there have been a lot of requests on how to follow me and my let’s call it unique eye for sake-centric photography. There are two ways. First you can follow me directly at @truesake on Instagram, which is a really...

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  • March 17, 2015 Beau Timken

    Ask Beau – “Why isn’t sake more mainstream?”

    Hmmmmmm! This is a really good question Chris from Boston. I think there are a myriad of answers ranging from marketing and general awareness to our 3-tier alcohol system and our “not free” market economy. I once read a directive...

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